Beyond Missouri: Bringing MU to Houston

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:00pm

Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

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Doors at 5:30 p.m., presentation at 6:00 p.m., reception at 7 p.m.

The Club at Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, Texas 77058

Admission is free, and parking is included.

“From Mizzou to Space and Back”

Professor of Physics and Astronomy Linda Godwin

Linda Godwin’s educational path opened a door to her career at NASA, one she never envisioned as a child growing up. She will share her experiences and impressions from four shuttle missions, including visits to two space stations. Learn how the microgravity in a free-fall orbit provides unique opportunities for science as well as observations of our home planet and beyond. Godwin, MS '76, PhD '80 physics, will also tell how the International Space Station brings together many nations and cultures for the benefit of the planet, and she'll touch on how NASA’s current plans for exploration and enabling private space opportunities are important to continuing our position as a leader in space exploration.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

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